NCBMP
1800 Diagonal Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
info@ncbmp.org
571.366.1779
 
 

WHO WE ARE

The National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP), founded in 1983, is a non-profit organization dedicated primarily to the training needs of African American meeting planners.

The organization is committed to the improvement of the meetings, conferences, exhibitions, and conventions they manage. Members of NCBMP include meeting planners from numerous business, civil rights, church and fraternal organizations. Associate membership is available to individuals who represent hotels, convention bureaus, city government officers, airlines and other suppliers who offer services to the meeting and convention community.

Since its founding, NCBMP has made a significant impact in the hospitality community by identifying the sizable purchasing power and impact of the African American convention.

MISSION STATEMENT

It is the purpose of NCBMP to be the preeminent organization in educating African American association executives and meeting planners in all aspects of the meeting planning profession such that, as a result, NCBMP members will be able to (a) maximize a greater return on the meeting dollar investment for their respective organizations, (b) effect positive change in the hospitality industry as it relates to African Americans, and (c) become a voice in the hospitality industry on issues that affect the African American community.

OUR OBJECTIVES

The National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners holds an annual educational conference. Through programs and special workshop sessions, conducted at the meetings, the organizations strive:

  • To assist in the educational advancement of association executives, meeting planners and other meeting professionals through the information shared at conferences.
  • To enhance the professional status of African American association executives, meeting planners and other meeting professionals by providing educational opportunities in support of the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) examination.
  • To stimulate managerial opportunities in the hospitality industry for qualified African Americans.
  • To develop a network in the hospitality industry for African American association executives, meeting planners and suppliers. The network is set up to facilitate job referrals, exchange lists of consultants and vendors, and share other resources.
  • To educate youth for the purpose of helping them to obtain careers in the hospitality industry.